Sarasota County has been named one of 20 finalists for the All-America City Awards, a nationwide contest established by the National Civic League that recognizes communities demonstrating innovation, civic engagement and cross-sector collaboration.
Sarasota K-9 Search and Rescue will be at Nokomis Community Park from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, with activities for kids of all ages. Watch K-9 demonstrations, join the Blessing of the Dogs, maybe even adopt a pet. To learn more, visit www.k-9sar.net. .
The 2013 Veterans Stand Down event will take place from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Registration and most of the services for veterans will be available at the Sarasota County Health and Human Services (Health Department) building.
A "Community Connection Day" with a focus on families and children will be held in Venice on Saturday, April 20. The free event will take place from 10 a.m.-noon at the Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library in Venice.
Sarasota County has hired Nancy Paradise as a Contract Administrator in the Office of Financial Planning. The hiring is part of the ongoing effort to examine and improve the county's processes to provide services, and to partner with municipalities, businesses and the community.
Sarasota County has approved additional financial support for the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix by agreeing to pay the $79,200 sanctioning fee for the event from the county Tourist Development Tax fund.
Monday, April 10,2017 7:00 p.m. surplus lands andcommunity treasures - crucial decisions -a town hall examination On Monday, April 10, 2017 please join CONA for a town hall examination of our surplus lands policies and zoning processes that are putting lands considered community treasures in danger, perhaps irreversibly. Such crucial decisions require public participation. The current offer to sell public lands adjacent to the Celery Fields for a construction waste processing facility has drawn the focus of adjacent neighborhoods, environmental groups, conservationists, and many concerned individuals. The issues will be examined to determine what should drive decisions about public lands and how policies may be changed to assure protection of our community treasures while making appropriate decisions about development and preservation.